Dream Factories of a Former Colony

Dream Factories of a Former Colony
Title Dream Factories of a Former Colony PDF eBook
Author José B. Capino
Publisher U of Minnesota Press
Pages 327
Release 2010
Genre Culture in motion pictures
ISBN 145291527X

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Dream Factories

Dream Factories
Title Dream Factories PDF eBook
Author Ken S. Coates
Publisher Dundurn
Pages 233
Release 2016-05-14
Genre Education
ISBN 1459733789

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The “good jobs” of the past are almost gone. Today, many university graduates face unemployment while others face underemployment. Ken Coates and Bill Morrison explore the death of the “good job,” and the role that universities have played in the disconnect between career fantasies and realities.

Dream Factories and Radio Pictures

Dream Factories and Radio Pictures
Title Dream Factories and Radio Pictures PDF eBook
Author Howard Waldrop
Publisher Small Beer Press
Pages 297
Release 2022-07-05
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1618732064

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A baker's dozen of Waldrop's best short stories about movie and TV. Dream Factories and Radio Pictures collects twelve of Howard Waldrop's movie (“dream factories”) and television ("radio pictures") stories from his first four collections, as well as a new article and a new story. The stories — about personalities, history, projections, alternatives, guesses, and the effects they had and keep on having as they and we evolve — are accompanied by Waldrop’s original (in every sense of the word) introductions full of "Strange But True facts uncovered while researching them.” The collection includes: "Fin de Cyclé,” "Save a Place in the Lifeboat for Me,” “French Scenes,” "Heirs of the Perisphere,” "Hoover’s Men,” "Major Spacer in the 21st Century,” and more.

The Dream Factory

The Dream Factory
Title The Dream Factory PDF eBook
Author Janet Leigh
Publisher MIRA
Pages 392
Release 2002
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9781551668741

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When Eve Handel, one of the few women in Hollywood with the power to make or break a star, is hospitalized due to a life-threatening illness, those closest to her become concerned for their reputations, because Eve's journal full of dark secrets is missing.

Dream Factory

Dream Factory
Title Dream Factory PDF eBook
Author Brad Barkley
Publisher Penguin
Pages 256
Release 2007-05-17
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 1440678308

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When the Disney World character actors go on strike, teens are hired as replacements. Ella is assigned the role of Cinderella simply because the shoes fit. And every afternoon at three o?clock she gets married to Prince Charming. A perfect dream come true?except Ella doesn?t believe in dreams anymore. Meanwhile, Luke is one of the fur characters (Dale, the chipmunk), and his girlfriend, Cassie, plays his counterpart, Chip. Cassie is perfect in every way, so why does Luke want to be with Cinderella? Then Luke and Ella are brought together during a scavenger hunt, and as they uncover the Magic Kingdom?s hidden treasures, they discover an undeniable magic between them. Perhaps dreams really can come true after all?

The Dream of the Factory-made House

The Dream of the Factory-made House
Title The Dream of the Factory-made House PDF eBook
Author Gilbert Herbert
Publisher MIT Press (MA)
Pages 438
Release 1984
Genre Architecture
ISBN

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This is the story of what came to be known as the "packaged house," one of the few architect-inspired attempts to manufacture and market a prefabricated home. The plan began in the 1940s as a major collaborative effort between Walter Gropius, then at the height of his fame, and Konrad Wachsmann, a rising star-both in exile from their native Germany. For both men, this was the culmination of many years of experience in the field of industrialized housing and an unparalleled opportunity to make their long-cherished dream of a factory-made house a reality. How did this venture, which seemed to have everything going for it, turn out to be such a dismal failure? The answers to that question make this one of the most fascinating studies in the annals of modern architecture. Gilbert Herbert's analysis of the bold undertaking has within it not only the elements of personal drama, as far as Gropius and Wachsmann are concerned, but it unfolds consequences of more drastic significance for the development of industrially-produced housing the world over. Both architects represented a formidable combination of ability and experience; both had contributed significantly to the theory and practice of prefabrication, and had devised a system that was technically impeccable. That "only a small number of these immaculately conceived and engineered houses was actually sold" was not only a great disappointment for them, it was a grave shock to the whole movement for industrially-produced housing. The facts of the Gropius-Wachsmann case—now fully disclosed with extensive visual documentation—are instructive in themselves. But the real significance of this book lies in its ability to relate the facts to the history of industrialized housing and to the modern architect's confrontation with technological, economic, and social forces.

The Factory of Dreams

The Factory of Dreams
Title The Factory of Dreams PDF eBook
Author Stefan Ruiz
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2012
Genre Photography
ISBN 9781597112017

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Over the past six years, Stefan Ruiz (born 1966) has gained special access to Mexico's Televisa studios, known as "The Factory of Dreams," where nearly 50,000 hours-worth of telenovelas (soap operas) are produced and exported annually to more than 100 countries. These intriguing tales of revenge, love, money and despair are one of Mexico's largest exports, popular throughout Latin America as well as in Africa, Asia and Europe. Former Televisa stars turned Hollywood favorites include Salma Hayek and Gael Garcia Bernal. Rogelio Guerra, who starred in Los Ricos Tambien Lloran (The Rich Also Cry)--a show whose finale was watched by 70 percent of the population of Russia--once delivered the Russian New Year's presidential address when Boris Yeltsin fell ill. Stefan Ruiz's photographs of the factory and its people reveal a behind-the-scenes look at this special place with humor and affection. Ruiz's photographs reveal a secret world of elaborate and surreal studio sets, and include portraits of the television stars in character and students being groomed for future celebrity at the Televisa "soap school." This is the world of beautiful women, handsome men and rags-to-riches Cinderella stories, which reveal the underlying fantasies of social aspiration, as well as entrenched racial hierarchies. Accompanying Ruiz's pictures are informative texts, plot summaries and bits of dialogue that illuminate both the factory and the dreams behind this fascinating cultural phenomenon.